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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
College: California
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (166) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Marvin Jones hauled in 6-of-14 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 6 loss to the Saints.
With Golden Tate suffering a shoulder injury in the third quarter and the Lions down big, Jones dominated work in garbage time, although he was only able to catch three of his nine targets in the second half. One of those was a 38-yard grab up the seam in the third quarter, however, and he finished that drive with a spectacular one-handed catch in the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown. It is not clear how serious Tate's injury is, and the Lions are on bye next week. Still, Jones' fantasy value appears to be pointing up. Oct 15 - 5:05 PM

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Marvin Jones caught 6-of-8 targets for 54 yards in the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Panthers.

Jones was the Lions' leading receiver in a game where Detroit's offense struggled badly in the first three and a half quarters, and Matthew Stafford finished with fewer than 230 passing yards. Jones figures to draw the coverage of Saints upstart rookie CB Marshon Lattimore when the Lions visit the Superdome next.
Oct 8 - 4:34 PM

Marvin Jones caught 2-of-5 targets for 42 yards in the Lions' Week 4 win over the Vikings.

He led the team in yards and tied for lead in targets. Matthew Stafford threw for just 209 yards in a game that saw just two touchdowns. Jones got loose for a 38-yard grab down the sideline behind Xavier Rhodes for his big play. Jones is merely a WR5 heading into Week 5 against the Panthers.
Oct 1 - 5:57 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin expects CB Xavier Rhodes to shadow Marvin Jones most of Week 4.

Rhodes will either be on Jones or Kenny Golladay; he's not going to chase Golden Tate into the slot and may only draw Tate when the Lions are in two-wide, which isn't very often at all. Jones makes more sense. He's reeled in two touchdowns through three weeks, but Jones has just six catches for 88 total yards. With Rhodes Closed on him, Jones is well off the Week 4 fantasy map.
Sep 29 - 10:00 AM

Marvin Jones caught 3-of-6 targets for 24 yards in the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

The catches are a season-high through three weeks. Jones got by with a pair of touchdowns in Weeks 1 and 2, but the managed just three total catches for 64 yards in those two games. If he isn't scoring touchdowns, Jones is almost unusable in fantasy. He's deep down the list for targets in Detroit, behind both Golden Tate and Theo Riddick at the very least. Jones is likely to see quite a bit of Vikings shutdown CB Xavier Rhodes in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 5:48 PM

Marvin Jones caught 1-of-5 targets for 27 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' Week 2 win over the Giants.

Jones hasn't seen many targets or produced many yards through two games, but he's scored a touchdown in both. Jones' score on Monday night was a perfectly-thrown back-shoulder fade where Jones beat sophomore CB Eli Apple. Jones is a low-floor fantasy option if he isn't catching touchdowns. Consider him more of a WR4 next week at home against the Falcons.
Sep 18 - 11:54 PM

Marvin Jones hauled in both of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 1 win over the Cardinals.

Jones was lost for most of the day in shadow coverage from Patrick Peterson, but he was able to get loose in the scramble drill for two big plays. The first was a six-yard score in the second quarter, and the second was a 31-yard gain down the right sideline. Jones will have a bigger role most games, but he will be an up-and-down fantasy option all season.
Sep 10 - 5:02 PM

Marvin Jones caught 4-of-7 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' third preseason game.

Jones would have had a bigger game, but couldn't come down with a highlight catch. He's managed a solid preseason, posting an 8/94/2 line in three appearances. Jones will open the season as the Lions' No. 2 wideout, but there's not a lot to get excited about. Eric Ebron and Kenny Golladay are threats to Jones' red-zone targets.
Aug 25 - 9:52 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Marvin Jones had a strong offseason.

"He's really had a good spring. This guy is right there on the verge of maintaining that kind of explosive start he had last year," said Caldwell. Jones worked with Randy Moss this offseason to improve his route running. An outright bust after last year's white-hot Weeks 1-3, Jones' Average Draft Position has dipped into the double-digit rounds. He's certainly flier worthy there.
Jun 24 - 5:11 PM

Marvin Jones said he worked out with Randy Moss this offseason.

"I was getting a lot of insight in terms of what I wanted to focus on," Jones said, listing lower-body strength, yards after catch, and route running as areas of focus. "So there’s a lot of things I got from him, us being on the field for two hours (at a time) that’s been good." Despite a scorching start, Jones' first season in Detroit was a disappointment. Working out with someone like Moss certainly will not hurt, but there is still not much reason to expect a breakout.
Jun 15 - 8:24 AM

Speaking about his 2016, Marvin Jones said "in terms of my standards, it wasn't good at all."

408 of Jones' 930 yards came in his first three games. "When you look at how I started, you wouldn't think it would end this way," Jones said. "Obviously, I had some uncharacteristic drops here and there and early on. I never had a season like this. I don't know what to say." Jones is still only 27 (in March), but he's now looked like more of a role player than No. 1 receiver with two different teams/quarterbacks. There's no real reason to expect a major 2017 leap.
Jan 10 - 6:58 PM

Marvin Jones hauled in 4-of-7 targets for 81 yards in the Lions' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.

Jones got deep for a 30-yard grab late in the first half, but he dropped what should have been a big play when the game was still in doubt in the third quarter. The up-and-down performance was a microcosm of his season, which started with 482 yards in the first four games but finished with just five games, including this one, of more than 50 yards over his final 12. Two of those came in the final two weeks, however, and he saw at least seven targets in his final three games. Perhaps the disappointing season has taught Jones how to deal with the rigors of being the "No. 1" receiver, but he will be nothing more than an upside WR3 in fantasy drafts next summer.
Jan 8 - 12:13 AM

Marvin Jones caught 5-of-9 passes for 76 yards in Week 17.

It's his best game since Week 7. Jones faded badly in the second half after his hot start. He should be avoided for a matchup with Seattle in the Wild Card round.
Jan 2 - 12:31 AM

Marvin Jones caught 1-of-7 targets for 16 yards in the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Cowboys.

The seven targets were second-most on the team, but Jones continues to struggle to post numbers. He can't seem to handle press coverage. Jones' lone catch was an impressive one on the right sideline, setting Detroit up at the one-yard line. Matthew Stafford scored on a sneak four plays later. Jones can't be trusted as a WR3 next week against Green Bay, even after he shredded the Packers for a 6-205-2 line back in Week 3. Jones hasn't had a 100-yard game since.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:32:00 AM

Marvin Jones caught 3-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Lions' Week 15 loss to the Giants.

Jones didn't do anything in the first half, failing to see a single target until after the break. His first catch showed nice ball skills, as Jones was able to make a sliding grab, but that was about it for him. Jones hasn't had a 100-yard game since Week 3 and has settled in as a 3-5 catch player ahead of a Week 16 road date with the Cowboys. He'll be a mere WR4 in that big game.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Dwayne Washington
5Tion Green
GLB1Ameer Abdullah
2Zach Zenner
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jared Abbrederis
WR21Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
WR31T.J. Jones
TE1Eric Ebron
2Darren Fells
3Michael Roberts
LT1Greg Robinson
2Brian Mihalik
LG1Graham Glasgow
2Tim Lelito
C1Travis Swanson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Joe Dahl
RT1Rick Wagner
2Emmett Cleary
K1Matt Prater